Iraqi army launches offensive against ISIS near border with Syria

The statement said that the operation is taking place in the areas between the governorates of Saladin, Nineveh and al-Anbar. (File photo: Reuters)

The Iraqi army launched the first phase of an operation against ISIS on Sunday morning near the country’s border with Syria, they said in a statement.

The statement said that the Will of Victory Operation is taking place in the areas between the governorates of Saladin, Nineveh and al-Anbar.

They added that the operation is led by several Iraqi paramilitary forces, including the Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition.

Although Iraq declared victory against ISIS in July 2017, the extremists have turned into an insurgency and have carried out deadly attacks in the country.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:05 - GMT 11:05
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